A mild ache in my right thigh turned into a screaming pain along my entire inner thigh tonight. THIS SUCKS! I am feeling great, I have a brand-spanking new marathon training plan which I followed for a whole week, and now something hurts. Went out for a 6 mile speedworkout tonight and made it a mile before I gave in and turned around. I am trying to stay positive; I have 13 weeks to the marathon so I should fix this now and not let it linger. Lot's of ice, rest and my new adventure......... Pilates!
That's right, I am going to start Pilates so I can strengthen my core (first I have to find it). After my disappointing run tonight I came home and fired up the DVD to start my new found pain-inducing routine. The cute blond was nice enough at first, but then she turned ugly. Why do we have to do 10 reps of the things that hurt and only 3 reps of the things I like! Oh, and she was able to talk and give "encouragement" while doing the "twist-yourself-in-half-and-lift-your-right-leg-and-cough" torture manuever! I am now firmly against the water-boarding technique because I think I did it at some point tonight. This s**t hurts! I found myself thinking that I wanted to take this little blond out for a 20 mile run in July and see how she does... Yea take that! Not so easy is it! I might have a weak core but I can run your core into the ground buddy!
Ok so Pilates didn't go so well at first. It really was a good workout and I am sure it will benefit my running. Now if I can only get this leg healed quickly so I can reap the benefits.
Just so I don't leave you on a down beat I'll mention that my son ran with me tonight. YEA! He is 13 and wants to run cross-country next year. He really ran well tonight making it 2 miles in much less pain than me. Maybe I won't lose touch with him during those dreaded teenage years after all! Let's hope
Thanks for listening